Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Liberty Voshell Stevenson (1900-1938)

Liberty Voshell "Libby" Stevenson was born June 4, 1900 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of George H. Stevenson and Florence May Clements.  She was raised on the family farm in Union.

Liberty married Fitzhugh Lee Tanner around 1918, probably in Boone County.  She was 17 years old and he was 18 years.  Fitzhugh was born May 11, 1899 in Kentucky, the son of Henry Louis Tanner and Carrie Neomie Vaughan. 

Fitzhugh registered for the draft for the First World War on September 12, 1918 in Boone County.  At that time, he and Librty lived in Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky, where Fitzhugh worked as a farmer.  Fitzhugh was described as of medium height and build, with grey eyes and dark hair.  He did not serve in the war.

In 1930, Fitzhugh and Liberty lived on Shelby Street in Florence, Boone County, Kentucky, where he was employed as an insurance agent.

Liberty Voshell Tanner died on May 17, 1938 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  The cause of death was “broncho-pneumonia tuberculosis.”  She was 37 years old at her death.  She was buried at Big Bone Cemetery in Boone County.

Fitzhugh Lee Tanner went on to live another 39 years after the death of his wife.  He died on November 6, 1977 in Florence, Boone County, Kentucky.  


Notes for Lucy Voshell Stevenson
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Residence in 1900:  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: 507;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240507.
Residence in 1910:  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: T624_462;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374475.
Residence in 1920:  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: T625_560; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 120.
Residence in 1930:  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  Year: 1930; Census Place: Florence, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 734; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 167.0; FHL microfilm: 2340469.

Notes for Fitzhugh Lee Tanner
Birth & Military:  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration State: Kentucky;  Registration County: Boone; Roll: 1643937.
Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.  Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

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